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"A horse, a horse!  My kingdom for a horse!"  by William Shakespeare

The Saddle Pals have returned to health and are ready for new quality loving homes.  Some of the horses are trained English and some western.  Most of the time, HPS has horses that would be suitable for a child's first horse.  No horse can teach a child to ride and it is important to have an adult who can work with the child or have the child take riding lessons.

The horses have been evaluated and ridden by HPS members and a professional trainer.  Most will still need reconditioning since they have been ridden consistently only once a week.  Saddle Pals are available for a $100 placement fee.

We do not have any horses that are appropriate for riders weighing over 145 pounds at this time.  Horses shown by appointment only.  Contact hps@horseprotection.org or
call (704) 855-2978.


To be able to figure the right size horse for you, click below and read:

 

CLICK HERE  'Application for Equine Placement'.

 
Anasazi, 26-year-old Paint mare.  Rescued September 28, 2011.   Starved and neglected.  No hoof care.  No dental care. Injured rear leg.  Tested positive and treated for EPM as of 8/30/12.  Anasazi is a very nice horse and needs someone to help her build trust. She is fully recovered.
Click on the photo to learn more about Anasazi.

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Autumn, 16-year-old  Warmblood mare. 15 hands.  Beautiful bay color. Nice conformation.  Excellent health. Confident trail horse who will lead the trail, ride the middle or bring up the rear.  Loves trails.  Crosses water.  Loads easily. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Autumn.

 
Bandelero, 7-year-old Quarter Horse cross gelding.
Starved.
Rescued September 9, 2013.

Learn more about Bandelero in the
October edition of Over Herd.

 
Chippewa, 3-year-old Paint gelding.  14 hands
Rescued August 14, 2013. 
Chippewa cannot be ridden until he is 4 years old. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Chippewa.

Chico, 5-year-old Paso Fino gelding. 14 hands.  Broke to halter & lead. Good with farrier.
Friendly little pasture pal
or potential cart-pony
.  

Click on the photo to learn more about Chico.

   

Commanchero, 26-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. 16.3 hands.  Starved.  Peridontal disease.
 Rescued May 2012.

Click on the photo to learn more about Commanchero.

Dallas, 9-year-old Quarter Horse cross gelding.  14 hands.  Friendly, curious little horse.  Excellent health.  Leads, loads, and good for farrier.  Works mostly off leg aids.  Very responsive.  Nice gaits.  Lots of great potential!
  
Please click on the photo to learn more about Dallas.


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Desperado,  24-year-old American Saddlebred.    15.2 hands  Rides English.  Sweet, steady disposition and playful nature.   Excellent trail horse.
   
Click on the photo to learn more about Desperado.

Diego- 25-year-old Arabian gelding. 14.2 hands. English-trained.  Quiet, sweet personality.  Former endurance horse.  Excellent beginner's or child's horse. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Diego.

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Flame, 20-year-old Morgan/Saddlebred cross gelding. 15 hands. Excellent health.  Lovely disposition and desire to please.  Wonderfully supple and responsive with smooth gaits.  Good ground manners.  Needs experienced rider especially for off property rides.  English.  Beautiful horse, photo doesn't really do him justice.

Click on the photo to learn more about Flame.

Freedom, 18-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding.  15.3 hands.  English trained.  Needs experienced rider and horseperson.  Frequent but light riding (walk, trot, canter but no steep hills, jumping or tight turns) due to old racing injuries.  Big horse with big personality!

Click on the photo to learn more about Freedom.

 
Frosty,  15-year-old
Quarter Horse-cross mare.
13.3 hands.
Starved.
Arrived June 24, 2013

Click on the photo to learn more about Frosty.

Honey Bun, 20-year-old Quarter Horse mare.  14 hands.  English or Western.  As sweet a little mare as her name suggests.  Missing an eye but has no difficulty.  Excellent trail horse.  Will lead or go out on her own.  Who needs gaited when they trot this smoothly! 

Click on the photo to learn more about Honey Bun.

Memphis.   28-year-old mare.  Starved.
Rescued August 16, 2013.

Click on the photo to learn more about Memphis.

   

Mingo,   21-year-old American Saddlebred gelding.
Starved.  Respiratory illness.
Rescued August 8, 2012

Click on the photo to learn more about Mingo.

   

Natchez, 28 -year-old American Quarter Horse gelding.
Starved.
  Arrived April 25, 2013.

Click on the photo to learn more about Natchez.

Pecos, 5-year-old Paint gelding.  15.1 hands.  Ready to be started under saddle. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Pecos.
 

   

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Quera, 21 year-old Columbian Paso Fino mare.  13.3 hands.  Needs a light, experienced rider who knows how to ride a Paso Fino.  Very pretty girl who is well-trained. 
 
Click on the photo to learn more about Quera.

 
Rain, 8-year-old
Quarter Horse mare  
Starved.
Arrived June 26, 2013

Click on the photo to learn more about Rain.

Strudel, 21-year-old silver bay
Connemara-cross mare.
12 hands.  English & Western.  Cart-trained. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Strudel.

Shasta, 15-year-old white Paint mare.  14 hands. 

Click on the photo to learn more about Shasta.

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Sparrow arrived March 2014.  Rescued from Caswell County. Click on Sparrow's picture to see her photo at rescue.

You can read about Sparrow and her rescue in the April 2014 newsletter, Over Herd.


Tacoma, 11-year-old Standardbred gelding.  15.2 hands. English-trained trail horse. 
Needs experienced horse person.   

Click on the photo to learn more about Tacoma.

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Waco, 19-year-old Quarter Horse gelding.  13.3 hands.  Very pretty strawberry roan
with silver mane and tail.
Rescued October 22, 2011.

Click on the photo to learn more about Waco.

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Chicopee was rescued in April 2014 in Rowan County. Click the photo for more information.

 You can read his story in our May 2014 newsletter, Over Herd.

 

Please consider becoming an Angel Sponsor for one of the many horses at the sanctuary ($20 per month or more).  As an Angel Sponsor, you are welcome to come and spend time with your horse on any Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The average cost for HPS to take care of a horse is over $250 per month.  The Angel Sponsors aid HPS to provide care to the horses.

Important Note:  Once you log into your Paypal account to donate, please look for where it says "Donation intent" and click on the "+" sign.   In this space, please make a note of where we should apply your much appreciated donation! 

Horse Protection Society
2135 Miller Road, China Grove NC 28023
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